Arm lift surgery, medically known as brachioplasty, is a cosmetic procedure designed to improve the contour of the upper arm.
Brachioplasty is performed to reduce or remove excess fat and skin often left behind after weight loss, but sometimes caused by ageing and genetics.
Also known as ‘bingo wings’, the upper arms are a common problem area for many women and men who feel they suffer from stubborn fat that is hard to reduce through diet and exercise alone.
During arm lift surgery, one or more cosmetic methods can be carried out on the arms, such as liposuction and excision, to achieve the desired goals and results.
It is common for cosmetic surgeons to combine methods to help achieve the perfect arm contour that improves patient confidence and boosts self esteem.
Arm lifts are performed for a number of reasons on both men and women. Each patient often has their own reasons for considering surgery but they all have one thing in common – they are unhappy with the way their upper arms look.
Many people find that undergoing surgery may be a recent decision, or that it is an area of the body that they have always struggled with throughout their life.
The ultimate aim of arm surgery is to remove excess fat and sagging skin from the upper arms in order to achieve a more aesthetically pleasing contour.
Arm lift surgery can:
Arm lift surgery is typically performed under general anaesthetic and takes around 90 minutes to 2 hours to perform.
Depending on the severity of the condition, your surgery time may vary based on the techniques and methods used by your surgeon.
It is common for cosmetic surgeons to combine an arm lift with arm reduction surgery with the use of liposuction.
Types Of Brachioplasty
The aftercare and recovery process following arm lift surgery varies from patient to patient depending on the extent of the procedure and condition.
You will receive a specific aftercare plan that you must follow to not only recover in the best and quickest way, but to also get the most out of your procedure to achieve the results you set out for.
Generally, an arm lift aftercare plan includes:
Following your plan of aftercare can reduce swelling and achieve the best result possible from your surgery.
The results from arm lift surgery can be felt and seen immediately. However, the surgery site will be covered with tight bandages and should remain in place for up to 2 months.
You will continue to see the results for up to nine months post surgery as your arms settle and side effects subside
When you undergo arm lift surgery, your arms suffer a level of trauma that can leave you with temporary side effects, symptoms and rare complications.
At the Manchester Private Hospital, we believe that all patients should have the knowledge to make an informed decision regarding their surgery. We never pressure patients in to making a decision and recommend leaving two to three weeks after your consultation and before opting for surgery to do what is right for you.
Our experienced consultants and medical professionals strive to put patient safety and satisfaction at the heart of everything we do.
For many years, we have been performing arm lift surgery with liposuction to eliminate the presence of ‘bingo wings’ that cause distress and low self esteem
Whether you are based near to our clinic in Manchester or further afield, we offer all patients a no obligation quotation with absolutely no pressure.
Our consultants will carefully assess your upper arms and discuss in detail what you would like to achieve from surgery.
We will always advise you on what is realistic for you and your body type and allow you to make decisions in a relaxed, state of the art environment.
Call today on 0161 507 8822 to make the first step and start your journey to getting the arms you’ve always wanted.
Depending on the type and extent of your arm lift, it can take between 1-2 hours.
Sometimes drains are used during or following arm lift surgery. They are small tubes placed under the skin to drain fluid and blood that can build up without them.
Smoking, drinking alcohol and even taking drugs should all be avoided for a minimum of 6 weeks before surgery and 6 weeks after surgery. These can delay your healing and recovery time and increase the risk of infection.
An arm lift is a permanent cosmetic procedure with permanent results. However, weight gain and poor lifestyle choices can stretch the upper arms and may have an impact on your results achieved through surgery.
The Manchester Private Hospital provides arm lift surgery to patients all across the North West and North Wales, including; Manchester, Wigan, Bolton, Blackpool, Warrington, Wirral, Rhyl, Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Bangor.
How much time will I need off work and away from the gym?
Arm lift surgery that involves making incision will have some visible scarring. However, this will be minimised at the underside of the arm and hidden in the natural creases.
Our finance is available on all cosmetic surgery or non-surgical treatments with as little as £500 deposit required or even with no deposit required. With flexible finance options on offer, you have a choice to spread the costs of your surgery between 12, 24, 36, 48 or 60 months.
*Procedure prices are not fixed and may vary as procedure costs are tailored to individual requirements so vary from person to person. You will receive a guide price during your initial eConsult and a fixed price following your surgeon face to face consultation.